2016 Wedding Trends to Look For

January 18, 2016

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography

 

While I lean more towards a timeless + natural quality to my images, I certainly love to keep tabs on trends going on in the wedding industry. Plenty of trends actually fuse classic + timeless looks with modern style, which results in a beautiful overall wedding style.

Another trend I’ve noticed is that weddings are shifting towards an entire ‘guest experience’ rather than separated segments of the day strung together. Details are becoming more personalized, and guests are given more of a ‘story’ of the couple through their wedding details like floral designs, attire choices, ceremony location, reception seating, and so much more.

These are a few of my favorite concepts + trends that I envision being a big part of wedding celebrations in 2016:

 

1 // Bridal gowns with delicate sleeves or straps (bye-bye strapless!)

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2 // Loose, organic, natural colored bouquets

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3 // Floor length bridesmaid gowns

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography 2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography

 

4 // Garlands + loose reception arrangements

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography 2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography 2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography

 

5 // Natural, less formal bridal hairstyles

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography 2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography

 

6 // Modern + organic calligraphy

7-elegant-relaxed-wedding-decor-wisconsin-milwaukee-minimalist-kinfolk-organic-natural-earthy-inspo-inspiration-fine-art-wedding-photographer-photo 6-elegant-relaxed-wedding-decor-wisconsin-milwaukee-minimalist-kinfolk-organic-natural-earthy-inspo-inspiration-fine-art-wedding-photographer-photo Rustic, elegant, and romantic fall wedding at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin // marsala + gold wedding // photos by Laurelyn Savannah, fine art wedding photographer

 

7 // Thoughtful signage + seated dinners (vs. buffet style dinners)

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography

 

8 // Bold accent colors

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography

 

9 // Gold, copper, and rose gold

2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah Photography2016 wedding trends // Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, and Lake Geneva, WI fine art wedding photographer Laurelyn Savannah PhotographyRustic, elegant, and romantic fall wedding at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin // marsala + gold wedding // photos by Laurelyn Savannah, fine art wedding photographer

 

10 // Elopements or smaller, more intimate celebrations

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  1. emily

    January 20th, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I can say, as a bridesmaid in 3 weddings this year and a wedding planner you are totally on point! I’m so happy floor length, well-fitting bridesmaid gowns are available now. And I’m loving the rose gold accents. Thanks for the post!

  2. Raven

    January 20th, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful!

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